QAADHI Shamsuddeen was a famous Buzrug during the Uthmaani (Ottoman) Khilaafate. Once in his court the Sultan had to appear to testify in a certain matter. After the Sultan had testified, the Qaadhi rejected his testification (shahaadat). Afterwards when the Sultan had queried the reason for the rejection of his
WHENEVER A policeman or tax collector or some security officer would pass near to Hadhrat Sufyaan Thauri (rahmatullah alayh), he (Hadhrat Sufyaan) would fall into Sajdah and supplicate: “Shukr unto Allah Ta’ala who has not made me a policeman or a tax collector.” Then he would comment to his associates:
BARKAT OF AASHURA A Muslim prisoner escaped from the kuffaar on the Day of Aashura. A search party was pursuing him. The searchers reached his location during the night time. From his concealed position, the Muslim supplicated: “O Allah! By the barkat of this Day save me from the kuffaar.”
PROCLAIMING THE HAQQ Addressing the cruel, blood thirsty tyrannical ruler, Hajjaaj Bin Yusuf, Hadhrat Hasan Basri (rahmatullah alayh) said: “O enemy of Allah! We have seen whatever you have fabricated. O you who fans the flames of fisq and fujoor (evil and immorality)! O you devotee of sin and transgression!
SERVANTS OF THE AULIYA Once Hadhrat Sahl Bin Abdullah (Rahmatullah Alayh) found himself in a lonely, secluded wilderness where he experienced a wonderful state of peace and tranquillity. It was time for Salaat. Although he was in the state of wudhu, it was his permanent practice to renew wudhu
MOTHER IS YOUR NAFL HAJJ A man left from the City of Farghaanah (in Central Asia) with the intention of performing Nafl Hajj. When he reached Nishapur, he went to visit Hadhrat Abu Uthmaan Al-Khairi (rahmatullah alayh). He made Salaam, but Hadhrat Abu Uthmaan did not respond. Feeling annoyed, the